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  • As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    Christian metal band As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis. The singer's sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
  • Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'

     Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'
    With its buzzing punk rock music and spunky, spiky adolescent heroines, "We Are the Best!" sends many audiences out of the theater on a wave of rambunctious high spirits. Set in early-'80s Stockholm, the film opens with young Bobo (Mira Barkhammar)...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Leviathan'

    In "Leviathan," which director Andrey Zvyagintsev has described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God but in the Russian state -- an epic struggle against a monster with many faces possessed of the...
  • Pic Shot on Cell Phones Set for Theatrical Bow

    The first pic shot entirely on cell phones in Chile and most likely in Latin America, is set to debut March 13 in Chile. Drama "09" is the directorial debut of Javier Aguirrezabal, who co-penned the script with producer/TV host Martin Carcamo, an...
  • Film Review: 'Memphis'

    Vibrantly shot on location in the titular Tennessee city, "Memphis," the second film from Brooklyn-based writer-director Tim Sutton ("Pavillion"), is a digressive, daringly experimental study of a flailing musician, magnetically played by accomplished...
  • Philomena Lee Meets the Pope

    The subject of the Weinstein Co.'s "Philomena" met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, an unusual encounter that added to the publicity surrounding the movie in the midst of the Oscar race. Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns...
  • Prada Celebrates Wes Anderson 'Grand' Collaboration With Berlin Display

    Prada is celebrating its ongoing collaboration with Wes Anderson by making "The Grand Budapest Hotel" the protag of its Berlin store. Two windows and a dedicated in-store display of the Berlin Prada shop located on Kurfuerstendamm 186 are currently...
  • Venice Fest's Separate Venice Days Section Gets Competitve With Cash Prize

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is celebrating its first ten years with a Euros 20,000 ($27,000) cash prize to be awarded at it's 11th edition Aug. 27-September 6. The parallel Venice event, modelled on the Cannes...
  • Why Is 'Immigrant' Director James Gray a Bigger Hit in France Than at Home in U.S.?

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores. In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
  • Venice Film Festival's VFM Mart Launches Gap Financing Co-Prod Platform

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival's VFM mart is expanding its scope by launching a gap financing co-production platform for European pics. The Lido's new co-prod micro-mart, which aims to help European pics looking for that crucial final piece of their...